Hence, I have decided to sell 10,000 units of Insas and Bought Power Root.
For those whom do not know Power Root, it is a company that sells the Alicafe and Ah Huat coffee brand. If I am a normal investor, I would have thought it would struggle in a crowded ready to drink coffee market. This market has Nescafe, Oldtown, Aik Cheong, Super brand, Pappa Rich and several more (even Starbucks included).
Despite these challenges, perhaps these figures would change some person's mind. Me included.
|Power Root's financial numbers over last 7 years|
Translating those numbers into a chart, perhaps this is clearer and shows that the overseas revenue has grown from a negligible RM5 million in 4Q10 (Dec 2009-Feb2010) to RM50 million in its latest quarter. That is a 10x.
Local sales on the other hand has a respectable growth although not as strong as its overseas sales. Based on that trend, I would not be surprise that its overseas sales would exceed its local sales in the near future.
In terms of profitability?
I am not one of those who would sweat over quarter to quarter numbers. However if you look at the long term trend, it is fantastic. This shows that despite the tough market environment, the players are pretty obedient in terms of keeping their margin in check. I did not show the revenue numbers in comparison between Oldtown and Power Root but I can say that Oldtown's ready to drink business is smaller than Power Root. However, Oldtown's margin is better. Oldtown's challenge is its cafe chain, which I think is also doing a turnaround (although this is a different article from me in the future).
As I have seen, the management of Power Root are pretty solid. They are founded by three people and just recently, they have done an exercise to include a substantial shareholder towards its International Sales GM. It has converted the shares in UAE into the holding company. I think looking at its performance towards its international sales, it is fair.
Additionally, its dividend yield is at an attractive 4.35% and seems like growing. This business has very strong cashflow and I think I am just back to basics i.e. buying cashflow based company and with very minimal debt.